Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an unbelievably quick and easy Christmas card featuring the Peaceful Place 12” x 12” DSP! While I do love make detailed and layered cards for the holidays, sometimes it’s just nice to make a “simple” card with just a little stamping and a few embellishments! Let’s face it, using your creative juices all the time can be, well, exhausting! Lol! So, let’s let one 12” x 12” design from the Peaceful Place DSP do all the work for you!

I chose this design from the Peaceful Place DSP and I first cut ¾” strips off the top and bottom (which will give you two ¾” x 12” strips, which will be used for the inside of the card) and then cut it down into six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Basic White cardstock and use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Poppy Parade ink.

2. Cut a ¾” x 3 ½” piece of Just Jade cardstock, which will be layered under the above sentiment.

3. Use enough of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie around the DSP base layer into a knot.

4. Use your Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends to color the clear diamond shaped epoxy essentials, not pictured. *I colored a total of seven in Poppy Parade and eight in Shaded Spruce, some cards only needed two epoxy essentials and some needed three.

Adhere the layered sentiment piece together, use dimensionals to adhere that to the top of the DSP, and tie the mesh ribbon around the DSP into a knot. Apply one each of the colored epoxy essentials to the treetops (or two of one color and one of the other for the designs that have three treetops) and then adhered this completed piece to a Just Jade cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White at 4” x 5 ¼”, cut both ¾” x 12” strips down to three ¾” x 4” strips, adhere the opposite side design to the bottom of the cardstock, and stamp the sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Poppy Parade ink:

For the coordinating envelope, I used the pine tree branch and holly berry stamps from Christmas Season in Shaded Spruce and Poppy Parade inks:

How quick and easy was that?? Like I said, six easy cards to make with some ribbon and embellishments! If you are wondering why I used Shaded Spruce to color the clear epoxy essentials instead of Just Jade, in my opinion, the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blends was just too light and I liked the look of the Dark Shaded Spruce instead.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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